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My Pizza Oven: Mike Shimpock Builds a Cheap, Fast Wood-Fired Earth Oven

"You don't need a lot of money or space to have a wood-fired oven. I built this oven by myself in less than a week of actual work for less than $200. It makes excellent pizzas, and with a live fire can make easily more than a dozen 12-inch pies, bake tons of bread, and even roast a chicken. I had zero masonry experience and still pulled this off.... Go for it! What's the worst that can happen? You have a pile of mud in your backyard?" More

Build an Outdoor Pizza Oven for $20

I know a lot of people reading the My Pizza Oven series on Slice are salivating at the beautiful ovens depicted. Judging by the comments, a lot of folks want to build ovens of their own. A masonry oven might be a large undertaking for some, both in terms of project skill level and money. But Ziggy over on The Year of Mud gives a breakdown on building an oven from cob, a building material similar to adobe. Best part: It costs just $20. More

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